Jake Porter

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Jake Porter
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Former candidate for
Iowa Secretary of State
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesAIB College of Business
Bachelor'sAIB College of Business
Date of birthJanuary 27, 1988
Place of birthDes Moines, Iowa
ProfessionBusiness and non-profit manager
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Jake Porter was a Libertarian candidate for Iowa Secretary of State in the 2014 elections.[1] Jake Porter lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Porter's interests include business and politics. He earned his A.A. in business from the AIB College of Business in 2008 and his B.A. in business administration from AIB College of Business in 2011.[2]

From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Alternate Representative to Region 6 for the Libertarian National Committee. He ran for Iowa Secretary of State in 2010, but was defeated. He also served as Iowa Coordinator for Bob Barr's Presidential campaign.[3]

Porter has held a variety of jobs including positions in retail and as a political consultant.[2]

Porter currently works for Yahoo in Omaha, Nebraska.[3]


Campaign themes


Porter listed the following issues on his campaign themes:[4]

  • Voter identification
Excerpt: "While often well intentioned[sic], voter photo ID risks disenfranchising millions of Americans."
  • E-Verify
Excerpt: "[T]he Secretary of State’s job is not to enforce immigration law, there is no budget to do so, and doing so is a bad economic decision that harms the economy."
  • Restoring voting rights for felons
Excerpt: "As Secretary of State, you could count on me to be an advocate for restoring the rights of people who have long paid for their crimes and are trying desperately to become part of society to make a positive impact in our communities."



See also: Iowa secretary of state election, 2014

Porter ran as a Libertarian candidate for Iowa Secretary of State in 2014. He faced Paul Pate (R), Brad Anderson (D) and Spencer Highland (New Independent Party) in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Secretary of State of Iowa, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Pate 48.5% 529,275
     Democratic Brad Anderson 46.6% 509,202
     Libertarian Jake Porter 3% 32,889
     New Independent Party Spencer Highland 1.8% 19,945
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 769
Total Votes 1,092,080
Election Results via Iowa Secretary of State.


See also: Iowa Secretary of State election, 2010

In 2010, Porter ran for election to the Iowa Secretary of State. He ran as a Libertarian Party candidate. He was defeated in the general election by Matt Schultz (R).


Porter currently lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa.[5]

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